Details Price Qty
27th - 28th June 2019 HILL SKILLS (Exmoor)show details + £120.00 (GBP)   Sold Out
21st - 22nd September 2019 MOUNTAIN SKILLS (Brecon Beacons)show details + £120.00 (GBP)   Sold Out

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  • 27th - 28th June (Hill Skills)
    27th June 2019 - 28th June 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 21st - 22nd September (Mountain Traning)
    21st September 2019 - 22nd September 2019
    9:00 am

HILLS SKILLS
Walking in the hills can be an exciting but daunting prospect if you have never done it before. To stay safe and enjoy your time on the hill you will benefit from some basic skills and expertise to support you on your way. The Hill Skills courses are designed to give you just that. They aim to equip you with basic knowledge and safety skills, increasing your confidence to participate in more hill walking in your own time. 

The Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking. There is no experience of hill walking required to attend a Hill Skills course because the content of the course is aimed at beginners. If you do have some experience of hill walking but aren’t confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then the Hill Skills course is an ideal way to learn. 

What does the Hill Skills course cover?
Planning – how to successfully plan a hill walk in the UK or Ireland.
Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills etc.).
Clothing and equipment – being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a great day out and a complete disaster.
Weather – how it affects the hills and your day out.
Navigation in the hills – everything from selecting a compass to navigation strategies and an intro to GPS.
Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill and information on good practice and useful organisations.
Hazards and emergency procedures in the hills – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.

The Hill Skills courses are nationally accredited and developed by Mountain Training. We endeavor to provide a supportive environment to allow you to get the most from the training course.

MOUNTAIN SKILLS
A Mountain Skills course will start with an opportunity to meet the other people on the course and take part in a short planning session with the course tutor. After that you will be out in the mountains, moving away from marked paths and into steeper, rockier terrain in order to learn about the differences in weather, navigation and managing risk in the mountain environment.

The physical effort required on these days will be more demanding than the Hill Skills course and you can expect to be out in the mountains for between 5-6 hours. In addition, many of our providers will run an evening session that can either be a walk into darkness or an additional teaching session on other elements of the course syllabus.

What does the Mountain Skills course cover?
Planning – how to successfully plan a walk in the mountains in the UK or Ireland.
Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills, steep ground etc.).
Clothing and equipment – being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a great day out and a complete disaster.
Weather – how it affects the mountains and your day out.
Navigation in the mountains – everything from selecting a compass and using a map to navigation in poor visibility and an intro to GPS.
Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill, information on good practice and useful organisations.
Hazards and emergency procedures in the mountains – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.

The Mountain Skills courses are nationally accredited and developed by Mountain Training. We endeavor to provide a supportive environment to allow you to get the most from the training course.